It’s best to use a glass or something transparent so that you can see where the spider is at all times, and as numerous videos online have shown, this is probably not the best method for catching a large spider on the ceiling while you balance on a chair or ladder. You just know you will miss, and that spider will jump right on you.
Sometimes spiders will set up shop in one of your plants. In such an event, you can remove the leaves, twigs and whatever else that the web is attached to and carefully move it outside.
Sic Your Pets on Them
You may not be fond of spiders, but your pet may love them. Your cat, in particular, may find them to be great fun to play with. The spiders will be less enthusiastic about the whole business and will want to stay away.
If your friend with too many legs is hanging out near the door or window, you could always try using a ruler, a stick, or some other object to nudge the spider in the direction you want it to go.
Bear in mind that spiders are not dogs. They aren’t really interested in following your suggestions and may not take the suggested path without a bit of effort on your part.
You can sometimes try to pick up the spider on something like a sheet of paper, a book, or something similarly portable that you can convince them to crawl onto.
The problem with this approach is that as you carry the eight-legged intruder toward the door, it will almost certainly decide to run across the surface of what you are holding, right toward your hand. This is likely to cause you to drop it and back away quickly, which will probably lead to an escaped spider running across the floor to seek shelter.
A neat trick that you may want to try, however, is tapping the underside of the surface that is carrying the spider. The vibrations will make it want to remain still until you can get it out to wherever you wish to deposit it.
Spiders are generally not on the “most popular” list for the average person but try to keep in mind that they do help reduce the population of other, more annoying pests such as mosquitoes, and for that, you may want to try other methods of removal before introducing them to your shoe.