Pour some cleaner in a bowl.
Fill it with hot water. What is it about a bowl of hot, soapy water that already has us all getting excited?
Clear off the tops of your washer and dryer.
Put all the stuff in an empty clothes basket.
Give the tops of your washer/dryer a good washing down. Open up the lid of the washer and get the inside real good. It should be smelling really good in here right about now. A clean and clutter free laundry area is going to make it much more pleasant for you.
Now you get to go browsing through your house. Look for some things you like that you can place on top of your dryer. Lamps, picture of your family, cute nic-nac you like, anything that makes you happy. Think outside of the box. I put a cute chip and dip platter on mine. It was cheerful and happy. Can you find something creative to put your soap in? Any kind of clear jar is a fun option. Check the Dollar Tree to find a good option.