I feel I’ve become very good at spider catching situations. I approach each one like a puzzle. Like it depends on the placement of the spider (the direction in which it is facing + gravity), catching utensils (usually a cup with a lid), and the characteristics of the certain arachnid species. Some tend to jump and fall when threatened. Like the one I just caught now, one of those large pale yellow ones. It was situated vertically, so I simply held the cup below it and used my hand above it to scare it to fall. Eventually I might go as far as to draw diagrams of spidercatching situations because they’re good to know. If you need tips on how to catch one, just send me an ask. I believe that for the most part spiders are harmless and deserve their spidery freedom.
But I admit, ceiling spiders are by far the most challenging. The ceiling spider carries the greatest threat of ending up on your body, which must be avoided at all costs. If it’s on the ceiling, resign and accept it. Although I must say, for this situation below, I would have utilized a broom rather than tupperware confrontation. Though problematic with small children nearby, its best to first try and get the spider on a normal spatial plane (anything but the ceiling) in order to catch it in the most advantageous way.