Here's a trick you might enjoy: Buy a box of the big, heavy duty 2-gallon ZIP-LOK bags. Turn it inside-out and slip it over the filter, then slide the bag over the filter. Unscrew the filter and any oil that spills...spills into the bag. Zip it closed and throw it in the trash or recycle it.
Buy a small tube of silicone grease. (NAPA sells it under the Dow-Corning DC-4 brand.)
Do NOT use engine oil or grease to lubricate the filter gasket during installation. (the reason they tell you to do that is to keep the gasket from wrinkling up during the installation process as you spin the filter ON. But the problem is.... the oil or grease "cooks" and hardens...actually STICKING the gasket to the engine block, and THAT is why the filter is stuck and difficult to remove.)
INSTEAD...use a "dab" of silicone grease to lubricate the gasket. (This is how we do it with equivilent airplane filters.) Use only 20-inch pounds of torque when installing. It won't leak. It'll un-spin easily, usually with only your gloved hand around that Zip-Lok bag.