If, like me, you are an arachnophobe, and go away for a weekend, or even overnight, just make sure on your return that you check for spiders.
Places to check include:
Under sofa cushions
Under toilet seat - yes, it happened to me (not at home I hasten to add!)
In dressing gown - shake before wearing
In towel - shake before using
Under quilt - strip back before getting in
All corners of bedroom
Another tip is to wear socks/slippers/shoes on the evening you return home so they don't scuttle over your bare feet.
This one was in the garage luckily but could so easily have come into the house.