Keep your drums in place with meinl drumrug. Sure you can save on a cut carpet piece but they can be a pain to carry. A carpet is heavy while a drum rug is light and rolls up nicely. It also has a strap that holds it together so it's easier to carry. A drum rug is not expensive if that's what you're worried about. So, if you often go out for a gig, having one is a smart move.