I spent the night cleaning up my laptop and putting stuff onto disk to make some free space. Put a lot of stuff onto disk and cleared some stuff that wasn't needed or wanted anymore. It's amazing how easily space is taken up. I have the sims 3 and most expansion packs and sims 2 and all expansion packs so they take up a lot of space as well.
Quite pleased though because I've got around another 100gb free now. Hopefully things will run a bit better.